Rental Subsidies for Permanent Supportive Housing

HEALTH SERVICES

County Spending Category
1.1 Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness
Federal Expenditure Category
Long-term Housing Security: Affordable Housing
Project Launch Date
01/01/2022
Anticipated End Date
09/30/2026
Interpretation Languages
  • Armenian
  • Cambodian (Khmer)
  • Farsi
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Thai
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Vietnamese
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • ASL
Written Languages
  • Armenian
  • Cambodian (Khmer)
  • Farsi
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Thai
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Vietnamese
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • ASL

Project Contacts

Indicators & Metrics to Date

  • Number of Households Receiving Eviction Prevention Services (Including Legal Representation)
    0
  • Number of Affordable Housing Units Preserved or Developed
    0
  • Process applications and provide matching to rental subsidy.
    835
  • Provide at least quarterly check-ins with participants for at least two years.
    1257
  • Connect participants to supportive services, such as mental health & medical care, SUD services, community supports, etc.
    625

Target Populations

  • People with Disabilities
  • Systems Impacted Individuals
  • Systems Involved Individuals
  • Individuals Experiencing Mental Health Disorders
  • Individuals Experiencing Substance Use Disorders
  • People Experiencing Homelessness

Project Description

The Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (FHSP) is a nationally recognized, locally administered supportive housing rental subsidy that assists people exiting homelessness in Los Angeles County. FHSP, when paired with Intensive Case Management Services (ICMS) and Tenancy Support Services (TSS), forms the building blocks of support for people who are rehoused in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). The FHSP is designed to be flexible to meet the complex needs of people experiencing homelessness by combining rental subsidies, landlord engagement, targeted tenant/landlord matching, and ongoing tenant housing coordination services that work in complement to ICMS. Dept. of Health Services (DHS) Housing for Health (HFH) seeks to support unhoused individuals and families with connection to an FHSP voucher and a connection to ICMS/TSS. People experiencing homelessness are most impacted by any negative economic downturn and studies have also shown that communities of color were the most impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19. Since HFH uses the Coordinated Entry System (CES) which has a policy of equity that is overlayed in all of the matching of households to these housing and services resources, FHSP matches will target the households and communities most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FHSP can be used to secure a broad range of housing options, including individual apartments, blocks of units in apartment complexes or entire buildings. TSS are included with the FHSP to provide an extra source of support to the landlords and clients who are matched through the FHSP, including on-call services to landlords, support for ICMS case managers and monitoring to ensure that units and buildings are safe places to live.

Goals & Objectives

Goal Description By December 31, 2026, ensure that 1,000 unhoused individuals and/or families in Los Angeles County are provided permanent housing opportunities in safe, secure and affordable housing units using Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (FHSP) rental subsidies.

Objective Description Provide access to FHSP subsidies Countywide through partnering with a third-party administrator, which will match clients to the rent resources and provide program management.

Activity Description For the 1,000 American Rescue Plan Act-funded slots, partner with Brilliant Corners to provide third-party administration of the program as well as rental payments for participants.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
2 Service Delivery Process applications and provide matching to rental subsidy. 1000.00
3 Service Delivery Provide at least quarterly check-ins with participants for at least two years. 7500.00
4 Service Delivery Connect participants to supportive services, such as mental health & medical care, SUD services, community supports, etc. 1000.00

Outcome Description Improve the housing security and stability of 1,000 participants in Los Angeles County by identifying, securing, and maintaining permanent housing.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
2 Service Delivery Process applications and provide matching to rental subsidy. 1000.00
3 Service Delivery Provide at least quarterly check-ins with participants for at least two years. 7500.00

Outcome Description Improve the overall health of the 1,000 newly housed participants in Los Angeles County.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
3 Service Delivery Provide at least quarterly check-ins with participants for at least two years. 7500.00
4 Service Delivery Connect participants to supportive services, such as mental health & medical care, SUD services, community supports, etc. 1000.00

Outcome Description Reduce lifetime imprisonment rates of the 1,000 newly housed participants in Los Angeles County.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
4 Service Delivery Connect participants to supportive services, such as mental health & medical care, SUD services, community supports, etc. 1000.00